Our at home care services include individual care programmes providing loved ones with the help they need to go about their daily activities. We offer general home help and specific home help for all ages as needed by our loved ones. This may be for care of the elderly or for example, for those needing pre or post- operative support, or for clients with disabilities requiring specialised personal care and assistance. Our skilled staff are highly trained and experienced so that they can provide your loved ones with the help they need, when they need it. At Communicare, we believe that everyone has the right to maintain their dignity and independence and to continue to enjoy as full and active a lifestyle as possible, whatever their needs. The following information will give you an indication of the types of personal care services we can provide for your loved one. This list is not intended to be exhaustive – any and all services you may require can be discussed, as we pride ourselves on taking a person-centred, rather than task-based approach to client care. Personal Hygiene, Bathing or Showering Staying clean and fresh is essential to an individual’s sense of well-being. Toileting and Continence Management Our nursing and care staff understand the private and sensitive nature of these activities and will strive to give you all the help you need. Mobility and Transfer Assistance Staying active is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with benefits ranging from improved digestion and sleeping patterns, to stress relief and increased mental alertness. For those with health problem or injuries, or those recovering from an operation, being placed in the correct position when at rest helps to eliminate pressure sores and muscle stiffening. Assistance with Feeding As food is such an important part of our daily lives, losing the ability to feed oneself can often prove frustrating and humiliating for a loved one. Our staff will make every effort to ensure that mealtimes are relaxing and fun elements of your day. Prompting and Supervision of Medication – Taking Our staff can remind you when to take your prescribed medication and help you to open the container or packet, at your request. Managing Skin Care and Oral Hygiene Taking proper care of your skin and dental hygiene is an essential element of your personal care. Personal Grooming, Clothing Selection and Dressing Our dedicated nursing and care staff can help with everything from buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces and knotting ties, to washing and combing your hair and helping you to choose an outfit.